Tony Gwynn Profile

Updated: July 27, 2007, 2:13 PM ET
ESPN.com staff

One of the all-time great pure-hitters, Tony Gwynn is the San Diego Padres' career leader in batting average, RBI, runs, hits and stolen bases.

A career that was almost derailed from the beginning by Gwynn's talents as a basketball player (he was drafted by the San Diego Clippers after a stellar career at San Diego State) ended with seven Silver Slugger awards and 15 All-Star appearances.

Despite never hitting more than 17 home runs in a season, Gwynn made a name for himself as one ...

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